Subtle Body Anatomy – Prana Vayus

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce the yogic perspective on the movements and functions of prana.


Become familiar with the five movements or functions of prana, called prana vayus.


Translate “vayu” and describe prana vayus. Name the five major pranas and describe the role and type of movement of each. Describe the importance of samana in relation to asana and all the pranas.


apana vayu, prana vayu, prana vayus, samana vayu, udana vayu, vayu, vyana vayu

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